Wicked Witch of the Wool

My adventures in knitting and my daily life on the farm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Goat Baby Surprise!

This is what greeted us this morning at 7AM when we went out to feed:

They were up, dry, and with their bellies full of milk. Sneaky Annabelle, she wasn't supposed to deliver for another 2 weeks or so. I had calculated that the goat ladies would need up to 3 weeks to get in their cycle once they were put in with Lancelot, but I guess she was rater keen on getting the job done.
We had planned on making a new kidding stall this past weekend, but Jan got the flu and shared it very graciously with me. They are now living in a horse stall, and luckily the weather is cooperating so the horses can be outside.

Mom and babies are doing great. We picked them up to move them, check their gender and dip the navels with iodine. The white one is a boy, and the black one is a girl. Now we need to find them some appropriate names.
I'll update the blog later today with more pictures.

Evening Update: The twins are doing great. Eating well, and even starting to play a little. Annabelle has been cleaned, and is a very proud Mom. Here are some more pictures:

Seriously, what's cuter than little baby goats?


Blogger Mary in VA said...

Nothing in the world is cuter than baby goats! Congratulations.

Mon Mar 03, 11:01:00 AM 2008  

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